Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: flowers

And since Allison is sharing pictures on Instagram…
I might as well show you the “other” orchid in my kitchen window…

Categories: art fair, friends, photography

A couple great shots on Instagram from my friend Allison who stopped by today.
So fun to see your own place through someone else’s eyes… err, lens…
Like the stained glass ceiling lamp in my front hallway…

And a close-up detail of one of the orchids in my kitchen.


Categories: art fair

A very huge THANK YOU to everyone who made it over to my Holiday Home Show this weekend. So much fun kicking off the holiday season with so many friends. I know that the weather was not the best… what with the huge first snow of the season!!! Luckily we didn’t get much snow in my neighborhood. But for those of you who were snowed in & missed out on the pottery fun… never fear, you’ll still have a few more chances. Details coming soon… plenty of pottery for everyone!

Categories: soda-fired, stamped, textures

A collection of new soda-fired “textured wall blocks.”
Smaller than you may think… and sold individually so you can create your own groupings!
Still a good selection for those who swing by for Day Two of the Holiday Home Show.

Another view from the side. And yes, my living room walls are indeed very orange!

Categories: flowers, holiday

And who says holiday poinsettias need to be red?
Not me… and not my decked out fireplace mantle.

Categories: art fair, holiday, pottery

It may have been the “first snow of the season”…
but we were nice & toasty at my place for Day One of the Holiday Home Show.
Special thanks to everyone who braved the elements and came out today.
Remember we do it again tomorrow from 10:00am-6:00pm.
Be sure to stop by for some holiday cheer!!!

Categories: art fair, weather

Well, the “big overnight snowstorm” didn’t leave much snow in my neck of the woods.
No snow on the streets. Whoo-hoo!!! Just a little frosting of snow to make it the perfect day
to kick-off your holiday shopping at my Holiday Home Show!!!

1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago IL 60660
Today & tomorrow from 10:00am-6:00pm.

Categories: art fair, pottery

We’re just 24 hours from the start of my Holiday Home Show…
and I still have a LOT of projects & setting up to do. Pottery in every room of my condo.
My biggest show of the year!!! Swing by Saturday or Sunday from 10:00am-6:00pm.

1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago IL 60660.
I’m in the Edgewater neighborhood between Clark & Broadway two blocks south of Devon.
It’s the one with the green ceramic totem pole out front.

Categories: tiles

Early morning gluing of tiles to make a few new ClayQuilts
for this weekend’s Holiday Home Show. Squeeze, squish, align, dry. Repeat.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Not a cloud in the sky. Crisp & clear for a quick morning bike ride…
then back to Home Show set-up!!!